RHEL 7 : nagios (RHSA-2017:0258)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An update for nagios is now available for Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.1
for RHEL 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Nagios is a program that monitors hosts and services on your network,
and has the ability to send email or page alerts when a problem arises
or is resolved.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that an attacker who could control the content of an
RSS feed could execute code remotely using the Nagios web interface.
This flaw could be used to gain access to the remote system and in
some scenarios control over the system. (CVE-2016-9565)

* A privilege escalation flaw was found in the way Nagios handled log
files. An attacker able to control the Nagios logging configuration
(the 'nagios' user/group) could use this flaw to elevate their
privileges to root. (CVE-2016-9566)

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9565.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9566.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0258.html

Solution :

Update the affected nagios and / or nagios-common packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97060 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9565
CVE-2016-9566

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